And there you have it. Antonio Brown said he was sorry and the team said bygones. He will be on the field Monday night when the Raiders face the Denver Broncos which means he will not be suspended.
Statement from #Raiders HC Jon Gruden: “Antonio is back today. We’re excited about that. Ready to move on.” Gruden says the plan is to have Antonio Brown play on Monday @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/UCq1n1JPUZ— MJ Acosta (@MJAcostaTV) September 6, 2019
“Antonio [Brown] is back today. We’re really excited about that. Ready to move on. He’s had a lot of time to obviously think about things and we’re happy to have him back. And I know Raider Nation is excited about that too.”
When asked if Brown would play Monday night, Gruden responded “That’s the plan. That’s the plan. Yes.”
As of many of the recent Antonio Brown sagas, whether it be the frostbitten feet injury, the helmet grievance, and now this, it SEEMS like this is the end of it. But as we know, the first apparent ending is rarely the actual ending for Brown. There always seems to be a ‘here we go again” moment to follow, so sit tight.
Keep in mind, Brown’s $29 million in guaranteed money hinged on him playing in avoiding suspension in the opener for conduct detrimental to the team. Once he plays, his guarantees kick in. Then what? Buckle up.